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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — a cozy, wholesome simulator game where you get off a train and live in a town full of cute cartoon animal people. Okay, maybe not the most original premise in the world, but Hokko Life from Team 17 fleshes out the tried and true premise with a greater focus on crafting and community building.



Make your avatar and hang out with the locals. Customize your town and living space by gathering materials and clearing out land. You can design everything in town and live out your idyllic life, so why not give it a shot? Hokko Life is out now on Nintendo Switch.

Check out the game’s official description for more info:


Step off the train into the town of Hokko and get settled into your new home!

This quiet village needs your help to turn it into the charming rural town everyone loves. With hammer and paints in hand it’s up to you to design, build and decorate homes for all of your new friends!

Get Creative!

Busy yourself away in the dusty old workshop and let your creativity flow!

Craft materials and combine them in whatever way you desire to create new and wonderful furniture and items for your town. Collect flowers, mix paints and use them to design wallpapers, flooring and even clothing!

Will you design an urban-industrial furniture collection or maybe a bright flowery wallpaper set? With all of the workshop at your disposal, you’ll have complete freedom to design a town your villagers will absolutely love.


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Written by Amelia Fruzzetti

A writer and Nintendo fan based in Seattle, Washington. When not working for NinWire, she can be found eating pasta, writing stories, and wondering about when Mother 3 is finally going to get an official localization.